WEM Town Council has announced they will be taking applications for its community grant scheme.

The aim of the community grant scheme is to ensure public funds help local clubs, societies and organisations develop and achieve their objectives and benefit the town and communities.

A spokesperson for Wem Town Council is hoping for groups that fit the requirements for application get in touch to get money for their work.

They said: “The council encourages applications from community-based 'not-for profit' or charitable organisations eg voluntary groups, societies, clubs (including new start-ups), sports clubs, youth clubs and play groups within the town council's area.

“It may apply to those outside the town who can demonstrate direct benefit to the residents of the town will be eligible to apply for consideration by the council.

“All organisations applying for a grant must be of a non-commercial nature, have a constitution, set of rules or documented aims and objectives and have a bank account with at least two signatures.

“The Town Council cannot give financial assistance to individuals under this scheme nor will it consider retrospective applications where the activity or project has already been carried out.

“The purpose for which the grant is made must be in the interest of all or some of the inhabitants of Wem.

“All applications are to be made on the town council's grant application form which can be obtained direct from the town council or downloaded from this website.”

The council has been running this scheme for many years.

In previous years they have had plenty of applications and this year they hope many local groups and organisations take up the offer of grants of up to £500.

Anyone interested in making an application must do so by 5pm on Monday, January 31; however, late applications will not be accepted by the council.

Applicants will be informed as to whether they have been successful in March and grants will be presented to successful applicants at the Annual Town Meeting which will be held in April.

To view and download a copy of the Community Grant Application Form click on this link Community Grant Application Form 2022

For help completing the Community Grant Application Form click on this link Community Grant Guidance 2022